We are looking to appoint an inspirational and motivated Teaching Assistant to join our team, supporting the class teacher and children.
The role is based on 37.5 hours per week, 39 weeks a year (term-time only).
Interviews will be conducted as and when applications are received. Once we have recruited, this role will be withdrawn.
Ready to start your teaching journey? This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved with a brand new school at the beginning of an exciting journey to create an outstanding learning environment and ethos.
Join a thriving learning environment and benefit from a supportive, friendly team of staff as you take your first steps into teaching. At Harris Primary Academy Purley Way, the result of the exceptional practice at our school every single day mean our children achieve outstanding outcomes each year and we are incredibly proud of them. Alongside academic achievement, we want our academy to be a safe and caring space with the children excited and happy to come to school every day to learn, grow and develop.
As part of Harris, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in London. With regular progression opportunities and outstanding CPD for support staff, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether at Harris Primary Academy Purley Way, in one of our other 46 academies, or in our central team. Our aim is to help you achieve your ambitions more quickly.
What we are looking for:
We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning. We are looking for:
An excellent practitioner with a creative approach
Someone with high expectations of both themselves and their pupils
An innovative and highly motivated person
Commitment to ongoing professional development
An excellent communicator and team player
Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.
About Harris Primary Academy Purley Way
Harris Primary Academy Purley Way opened in 2016 with its first cohort of Reception children and their families, and now educates children from Reception to Year 2. Since 2017, the academy has been based in purpose built, three storey building, with state of the art technology and resources and facilities to support the school on its journey to Outstanding. Harris Primary Academy Purley Way will grow year on year to provide classes from Reception to Year 6 and offer three forms of entry by 2022.
Why work at Harris Primary Academy Purley Way?
Superb facilities, including a well-equipped outdoor provision, as well as large indoor classrooms at a brand new, purpose built school.
Exceptional professional development opportunities
A warm, friendly staff team and engaging, enthusiastic, well-behaved children
Generous Harris rewards and benefits package
As part of the Harris Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:
The opportunity to develop and grow your career within the Federation.
Performance and loyalty bonus
Pension scheme (LGPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits
Bicycle Purchase and ICT loans
Click here for a full list of Harris benefits.
The Harris Federation
The Harris Federation is the leading large Multi Academy Trust in the country for both primary and secondary education. We have an established reputation in transforming education in London and an unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.
Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission of the Harris Federation. We have transformed standards in schools that had, in some cases, failed for generations before joining the Harris Federation. Social mobility is the Holy Grail for the pupils we serve. The key to their futures is a high quality education.
We want every child in London to have the best possible education, enabling them to fulfil their potential and decide their own future.
We look for motivated support staff who are committed to helping us transform lives and who will share our belief that every child has the potential to do well.
Please note: academies may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn at any point without notice. You will still be able to add information until the closing date, but you will not be able to submit your application. With this in mind, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
Harris academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. In line with our commitments to safeguarding, the Harris Federation uses preferred agencies and is unable to work with any agencies where Terms of Business have not been agreed by both parties prior to an engagement. Harris Federation is fully committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education. Click here to view our full equality and diversity statement.